The critically-acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller A
Land More Kind Than Home returns with a resonant novel of love and
atonement, blood and vengeance, involving two young sisters, a wayward father,
and an enemy determined to see him pay for his sins.
When their mother dies unexpectedly, twelve-year-old Easter
and her six-year-old sister Ruby are shuffled into the foster care system in
Gastonia, North Carolina, a town not far from the Appalachian mountains. But
just as they settle into their new life, their errant father, Wade, an ex-minor
league baseball player whom they haven’t seen in years, suddenly appears and
wants to spend more time with them. Unfortunately, Wade has signed away legal
rights to his daughters, and the only way he can get Easter and Ruby back is to
steal them away in the middle of the night.
Brady Weller, the girls’court-appointed guardian, begins
looking for Wade, and he quickly turns up unsettling information linking Wade
to a recent armored car heist, one with a whopping $14.5 million missing. But
Brady Weller isn’t the only one hunting the desperate father. Robert Pruitt, a
shady and mercurial man nursing a years-old vendetta, is also determined to
find Wade and claim his due.
Narrated by Easter, Weller, and Pruitt in alternating voices
that are at once captivating and heartbreaking, This Dark Road to Mercy is a story about the emotional pull of
family and the primal desire to outrun a past that refuses to let go. Download and start listening now!